Chilled Melon Soup

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Darryl Moland

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Nutritional Information

Calories 181
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Fat 0.6 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 37.5 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 29 mg
Calcium 37 mg

Ingredients

3 cups cubed peeled honeydew melon
3 cups cubed peeled cantaloupe
1/4 cup vodka, divided
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
3/4 cup sliced strawberries

Preparation

Place honeydew in blender, and process until smooth; pour into a bowl. Place cantaloupe in blender, and process until smooth; pour into a bowl. To each bowl of puréed melon, add 2 tablespoons vodka, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons lime juice; stir well. Cover and chill. Place strawberries in blender; process until smooth. Pour into a bowl; cover and chill.

To serve, pour 1/2 cup of cantaloupe mixture into each of 4 individual bowls; pour 1/2 cup of honeydew mixture in center of cantaloupe mixture. Dollop each serving with 2 tablespoons of puréed strawberries; swirl decoratively with a wooden pick.

Note:

Chef Pierre Battaglia,

May 1995